20+ Nature Inspired Autumn Kids Crafts

September 25, 2020 13 Comments
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So much inspiration for crafts can be gained from the nature around us and the changing of the seasons. This time of year in particular, there is a wealth of inspiration and materials for nature inspired Autumn Kids Crafts.

We love to get out and about in the Autumn, and pick berries and go on scavenger hunts to collect nature’s treasures for our next project.  So if you would like some inspiration, check out these 20+ fab Nature Inspired Autumn Kids Crafts, or pin it for later.

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Go Forth and Forage!

Autumn is the time to find conkers, acorns, pine cones and many other types of seeds and fruits that have fallen from the trees. When I was a child, I used to love making acorn people, and we have had great fun this year making some acorn and conker creatures with what we’ve collected with a little help from my glue gun.

Acorn and Conker Creatures by Blissful Domestication

I also love turning pine cones into animals and later in the year into Christmas decorations.  We have just made these cute little pine cone hedgehogs and some other Autumn animals with the addition of some oven baked clay, and I think they’re adorable!

Pine Cone Hedgehogs by Blissful Domestication

Autumn Pine Cone Animals by Blissful Domestication

A pine cone and polymer clay fox and owl sitting amongst some autumnal leaves and pinecones
Our finshed little pine cone woodland animals together

You can also use what you find and forage as means to paint with, and here are some great ideas for younger children.

Apple painting by Messy Little Monster

Autumn Process Art by The Ladybirds Adventures

Painting with Leaves by School Runs and Shopping Trolleys

All the Leaves are Brown

As Autumn arrives, the leaves start to fall in array of beautiful colours and shapes. Collecting leaves is  something children of all ages can enjoy. There are lots of leaf art ideas here to give you some inspiration on what to do with them once you’ve collected them.

Squirrel Leaf Collage by Blissful Domestication

The finished squirrel leaf collage
Our finished squirrel leaf collage

Leaf Hedgehog by Mummies Waiting

Leaf People by Bear and the Fox

Leaf latern by Digital Motherhood

Leaf Rubbings by Craft Learn and Play

Autumn Leaf People by Thimble and Twig

Leaf Prints by Growing Family

Forest Fairy Wings and Leaf Crown by Daisies and Pie

Air Dried Clay Leaves by Craft Invaders

Don’t Forget the Trees

Tress can also provide some great inspiration for some Autumn Kids crafts.  The bark of different trees can be quite varied and interesting and make great bark rubbings.

Bark rubbing by Blissful Domestication

Outdoor Activities

Sticks and twigs can also be collected and used in a number of projects. We made this autumn Bonfire night collage last year with twigs and leaves.

Bonfire Night Collage by Blissful Domestication

Bonfire Night Collages

Don’t Let the Weather Stop You

If the weather is cold and miserable, and you want to stay snuggled up indoors rather than venturing out, there are still some great nature inspired Autumn Kid’s crafts you can do without setting foot outside your door!

Bread Hedgehogs by Craft with Cartwright

Autumn Leaves Suncatcher by Lukeosauras and Me

Acorn Suncatcher by The Gingerbread House

Leaf Suncatchers by Mummy Cat Notes

So what do you think of this collection of nature inspired Autumn Kids crafts? Has it inspired you to get your craft on? I’d love to hear what Autumn crafts you enjoy doing with your little ones in the comments.

Kerry x


  • Typical Mummy October 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Awww I love all of these and some great inspiration! My kids are constantly bringing nature items into the house and I’m always wondering what to do with it all! I especially like the acorn and conker creatures and the pine cone hedgehogs – so cute! #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry October 17, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      Ah thank you, they’re both our crafts! We love making things out of what nature provides x

  • Rachael October 6, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Aw I LOVE the autumn leaf people, they’re so cute and so easy to make. I love crafts that involve things you have lying about your home. #kidsandkreativity

    • Kerry October 18, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Aren’t they? Such great ideas that i’ll be pinching next year!

  • carla@ouramanahsourfutures October 6, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    These are super cute ideas Especially the leaves on the paper with smiley faces. The pine cone hedgehogs are brilliant. I will need to try some of these .I need to go to the park more!! #kidsandkreativity

    • Kerry October 18, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      It’s a great excuse to get outdoors!

  • Naomi Oikonomou October 10, 2018 at 12:37 am

    LOVE! I’ve pinned all of these, particularly love all the happy leaves with the boggley eyes! 😀 #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry October 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Gorgeous aren’t they? You can’t beat crafts inspired by nature.

  • Helena October 10, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Love the wide variety of activities you can do with autumnal treasures. #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry October 18, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      I love the treasures you can find this time of year!

  • Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin October 18, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Ooh lots of great activities here! Really like the look of that leaf lantern x

    • Kerry October 18, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Yes, so do I! Sometimes the simplist ideas are the most effective x

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    Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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